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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the alexithymia measures

From: Alexithymia and automatic processing of facial emotions: behavioral and neural findings

Scale Mean SD Range Mean item scorea
TAS-20 total 43.20 10.70 22–71 2.16
TAS-DIF 12.49 4.29 7–25 1.78
TAS-DDF 12.45 4.59 5–24 2.49
TAS-EOT 18.27 4.59 10–31 2.28
BVAQ total 106.44 24.01 65–166 2.66
Identifying 18.76 5.73 8–36 2.34
Verbalizing 22.94 7.82 9–39 2.87
Analyzing 18.76 6.55 9–32 2.34
Emotionalizing 20.16 6.32 11–35 2.52
Fantasizing 25.84 7.29 13–37 3.23
TSIA total 16.59 9.82 2–37 0.69
TSIA-DIF 1.35 2.05 0–8 0.22
TSIA-DDF 2.73 3.37 0–11 0.46
TSIA-EOT 5.80 3.38 0–12 0.97
TSIA-IMP 6.71 2.92 1–11 1.12
  1. aRating scale from 1 to 5 for the TAS-20 and BVAQ and from 0 to 2 for the TSIA
  2. N = 49. TAS-20 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale, DIF difficulties identifying feelings, DDF difficulties describing feelings, EOT externally oriented thinking, BVAQ Bermond-Vorst Alexithymia Questionnaire, TSIA Toronto Structured Interview for Alexithymia, IMP imaginal processes
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